Dedicated to adults who are struggling with the symptoms of trauma(s), occupational injury, or with co-occurring trauma and addiction.
Homewood Health’s Guardians Program is one of the few inpatient treatment programs of its kind in Canada. Designed to support first responders, military personnel, and veterans who are living with anxiety, depression, substance use disorder, and/or the impacts of trauma (i.e. PTSD, operational stress) as stand-alone conditions or concurrent disorders.
Our integrated and transdiagnostic approach is evidence-based, developed with leading experts, and accounts for extensive patient feedback. It is uniquely tailored to the needs of this population and their experiences both in and out of uniform.
Homewood Health has a long history as a leader in the treatment of eating disorders, mental health, trauma, addiction and concurrent disorders and we can advise on a treatment program that would be best suited for you.
Guardians patients are assessed at intake and discharge using several tools, including a self-rated assessment tool (PCL-5). Based on data from May 2020 to May 2021, 79% of patients saw a significant decrease in PTSD symptoms at program completion.
We also monitor patient satisfaction regularly to assist with quality control and to ensure Homewood Health Centre patients receive the highest quality care. Based on the recent data collected in 2022, The program met the needs of 100% of patients, 92% would recommend the program, 85% would come back, and the overall program rating was 92%.
Homewood has extensive experience in treating complex and co-occurring disorders. It is often the case that individuals may be suffering from multiple conditions, which can complicate recovery if not identified and addressed. Our clinical approach is designed to help build an understanding of how different issues may affect the individual and employ evidence-based treatment that provides the foundation, knowledge and tools necessary to address these conditions and help build the skills required to sustain long-term recovery.
At Homewood Health we recognize that family and/or friends are an important part of a patient’s social support system, and family/friend involvement is determined based on the patient’s individual needs.
If you feel that someone’s mental health issue or substance use is impacting their ability to function well, there are ways to initiate the conversation and show that you care.